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Chuckaluck Sep 4, 2012 1:06 PM

:previous:

Taken from Sixth Street? In close proximity to May Co's auto department. Hedge doesn't seem to fit my memory, but as with the case of gator farming, landscaping and left forearms come and go . . .

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...94209720_n.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7500


Another perspective offered by this oft viewed 1954 image.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...2EE3133B7?v=hr USC Digital

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 3:33 PM

DOW Chemical Sales Office in the Statler Center Bldg. Los Angeles CA., 1953.

http://imageshack.us/a/img685/7351/a...lercenter1.jpg
print ad/found on ebay

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 3:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oviatt Building Fan (Post 5793398)
Folks, you might enjoy reading this recent Los Angeles Times interview with me about the historic James Oviatt Building in downtown L.A. The second link has a photo gallery as well.


http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,2357113.story

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...8.photogallery

'Oviatt Building Fan', I found this photograph of the James Oviatt Building under construction on an old cd of mine.

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/7517/l...onstcastat.jpg
unknown/probably ebay

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BifRayRock Sep 4, 2012 4:30 PM

http://sevenroads.org/Bookish/Weissmuller.jpggoogle
No idea?
http://i-swimmer.ru/foto/weissmuller/weissmuller14.jpghttp://i-swimmer.ru/foto/weissmuller/weissmuller.htm
http://classiccinemaphotos.com/wp-co...-Mate-1934.jpggoogle

BifRayRock Sep 4, 2012 4:32 PM

Bucolic Tarzana

http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/def...83317f884d.jpghttp://www.erbzine.com/mag13/tzeff1h4.jpggoogle

Undated
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032840.jpg

1937 grazing sheep (seemingly oblivious to the pachyderms, ostriches, lions and gators in East LA.)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064874.jpglapl

Familiar advertising for Adohr Farms, 1937. Adohr was located at 18000 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana. http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097086.jpg lapl

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The notes accompanying the milk maid statue(s) date this photo at 1948!
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics25/00062244.jpg lapl

Quote:

The farm was famous for breeding Guernsey cattle. Land was slowly sold during the depression and in 1948 the remaining 500 acres were sold to developers when the dairy farm moved to Camarillo. The Camarillo farm was sold for the Westview Park subdivision in 1969. Only the milkmaid statue remains, stored in a Tulare County processing plant.

Lwize Sep 4, 2012 4:46 PM

I've had Adohr milk.

"Adohr" is Rhoda spelled backwards.
IIRC, Rhoda was the owners daughter.

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 8:04 PM

Photos of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street circa 1949.


below: The whimsical entrance to Melody Lane with a Pig n' Whistle next door.

http://imageshack.us/a/img38/82/aahv...histlebyme.jpg
ebay





be sure to pan right ---> :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img820/12/aahvine1v1949b.jpg
ebay









http://imageshack.us/a/img37/1659/aahvine1v1949a.jpg
ebay



below: Airport Ground School? I didn't expect this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/4434/aa...airportgro.jpg
detail




The above images were all gleaned from this rppc.

http://imageshack.us/a/img585/3515/a...1v1949rppc.jpg
ebay

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KevinW Sep 4, 2012 8:20 PM

For anyone interested in a crude stitching of the street shots, here you go:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/7...18a0989b_o.jpg

MichaelRyerson Sep 4, 2012 8:56 PM

Psycho hospital, 1951
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/7...47b4875e_o.jpg
Psycho hospital, 1951

Psycho hospital, June 20, 1951. M.J. Robinson (executive assistant); Dr. Martin G. Carter (chief psychiatrist)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7...b18dc8ca_o.jpg
Psycho hospital, 1951 (2)

Sunlight with chainlink.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7...6d019866_o.jpg
Psycho hospital, 1951 (3)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7...03c71b22_o.jpg
Psycho hospital, 1951 (4)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7...cbaa6b4f_o.jpg
Psycho hospital, 1951 (5)

hydro therapy

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/7...11eb5ea1_o.jpg
Psycho hospital,1951 (6)

pressure streams for stimulating blood and relaxing patient.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 9:03 PM

Great job KevinW!! I loved the 'stitched' photos.

Chuckaluck Sep 4, 2012 10:14 PM

No time for games. Not Leimert Park.

March 14, 1952. Mayor Fletcher Bowron and his hat squad investigate the DWP's proposed condemnation of various San Fernando residences. Hat Squad Posse includes: Harry Renfro; Charles Bennett; J. D. Laughlin and Sam Taylor. The addresses provided in the text accompanying the photos still exist. So, it may be that some or all of the residences escaped condemnation.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...B09050D59?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...12-031~11?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...512-031~7?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...512-031~5?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...512-031~9?v=hr all from USC Digital

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 11:35 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/4259/aalapdbadgefoto.jpg
badge photo/ebay

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ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 11:37 PM

..sans hat.

http://imageshack.us/a/img214/520/aalapdbadgefoto1.jpg

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ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 11:40 PM

Today's mystery photo. :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img803/9519/a...0domecopy1.jpg

Anyone have an idea? (I thought this might be fun)

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MichaelRyerson Sep 5, 2012 12:16 AM

All that's left of the Lugo house.
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/7...c2aff788_o.jpg
Lugo house fragment presented to Loyola University, 1951

Lugo house fragment presented to Loyola University, June 20, 1951. Louis Canapa; Mayor Fletcher Bowron; Charles D. Rudel; Reverend Charles S. Casassa J.J.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

richardsonrt@csus.ed Sep 5, 2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5749608)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q...istiehotel.jpgLos Angeles Times, 3-17-1941

I haven't found a shot anywhere of the Glidden, and barely a mention other than the one above. Start digging!


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F...2520AM.bmp.jpgGoogleSV

I'm curious about the white parts vs the brick parts of the Christie, and the phrasing in the obit--..."the old Glidden...became an annex..." and ..."incorporated the Glidden into the structure...". Was the Christie in a sense built on top of the Glidden?

I'm new to this and don't know if I can link to a photo of mine on Facebook, but I'll try. My Great Grandfather was William Boardman Glidden and I have a brochure for his hotel. It's about 7" wide (unfolded) and 6.25" tall. I'm not sure when it was built nor when he sold it to H. H. Christie, but my aunt (his granddaughter) worked the switchboard there when she was in school--probably around 1918.

The Christie was built adjoining it on the left (east), the Glidden's architecture carried over to the first two floors of the Christie.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...63533214_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...23656960_n.jpg

richardsonrt@csus.ed Sep 5, 2012 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oviatt Building Fan (Post 5749975)
I'm curious too ... because the "white part" originally extended further to the right, where the fenced-in parking lot is now. Could it be possible that the Glidden had been a low but wide structure, and the "brick part" Christie was built on top of and behind its left and center sections? Yes and no.

I think it's likely that the Glidden Hotel building was not exactly at the corner of McCadden and Hollywood, but slightly further west on Hollywood Blvd ... right on the sight of today's parking lot. IMO, the Hotel Christie's own "white part" was not a section of the old Glidden, but a 1922 imitation of it: made to harmonize with the Glidden's facade. (In 1922, the Glidden Hotel building was converted into the "annex" of the new Christie Hotel building, so it would have made sense to esthetically harmonize the two.)

Prior to 1914, the Glidden might have been owned by William B. Glidden, an early Hollywood resident (and successful Glendora citrus grower) whose massive, long-gone home was on 6065 Franklin Avenue. As late as 1920, Catalina Island had a Glidden Hotel in Avalon.

I've figured out how to post photos from Facebook and have just put up a picture of the Hotel Glidden. I also want to reply to your mention of W. B. Glidden's home on Franklin Ave. It's still mostly there, but the address now is from the side street: 1919 Beachwood Drive. It's listed in the Historic Site Surveys of the Seaver Center for Western History Research, L A Co. Museum of Natural History (which is how I found it).

Here's how it is today (screenshot from google.maps, uploaded to Facebook):

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...87063839_n.jpg

Here's what it looked like from Franklin back in about 1920:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...04809741_n.jpg

Later it was a restaurant:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...75064003_n.jpg

I believe it is divided today into several residences.

BifRayRock Sep 5, 2012 1:59 AM

:previous::previous:

Odd that the Mayor and entourage posed for the photo while standing on the grass, and not the sidewalk. :shrug:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...B09050D59?v=hr


ethereal_reality Sep 5, 2012 3:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richardsonrt@csus.ed (Post 5820218)

My Great Grandfather was William Boardman Glidden and I have a brochure for his hotel.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...63533214_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...23656960_n.jpg

This is so amazing!! Thank you for including the brochure.
I believe this is the section that housed Jean Malin's infamous subterranean club.

see: Jean Malin's Club New Yorker
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8325

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MichaelRyerson Sep 5, 2012 12:06 PM

And finally, Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941...
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7...0702d0db_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (r2)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7...7db8c609_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (r)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7...6498ca2f_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (s)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7...92c0bf46_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (q)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7...c01b1d2a_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (q2)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963


Interestingly (at least to me) these 'Main Street between Sixth and Seventh' images are archived with the notation that they chronicle 'undesirable businesses and vacant lots'. Now I don't consider these businesses undesirable in any way and I'm confident neither did the owners nor their patrons. As for 'vacant lots' I don't see any. I see several well maintained and well utilized parking lots, which the civic center movers and shakers would sweep across great swaths of the city a decade after these pics were taken, so in their thinking parking lots, per se, weren't a bad thing unless, of course they didn't fit with their grand planning.


Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941, to a fair thee well.


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